Grouped Hydropower Plants
Chongqing, Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou Provinces
Funder and supplier
South Pole Group
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Social Carbon
Typical countryside in South-Western China
The Grouped Hydropower Plants in Chongqing, Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces, P.R.China consists of a network of 95, small run-of-river hydropower stations in less-developed rural areas of south-western China.
The project activity achieves greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions by displacing electricity from fossil fuel based power plants connected to the grid.
Combined, since their commissioning, the projects reduced over 5.9 million tons of CO2 or almost 600 thousand tons of CO2 per year.
The hydro power means that communities now have electricity 24hrs a day
The individual projects are developed by different project owners, some of which are members of the local communities where the projects are located.
Community based activities are developed in coordination with local NGOs such as Yunnan International and the Jane Goodall Institute China, Roots & Shoots Program.